The new Tesla Model S has passed the Euro NCAP safety tests with excellent results, achieving the highest ratings in some sections and postulating itself as one of the safest cars in the world.
Tesla has always boasted of the high safety standards of its cars, and with the new Tesla Model S, it has shown it again. Tesla’s largest and most advanced sedan has passed through the Euro NCAP laboratories and has not only achieved 5 stars but has registered some of the highest ratings achieved for a car this year. Of course, they are following him more and more closely.
It’s always a shame to see cars being wrecked in crash tests, even though it’s done in the name of safety and science. In the last batch of cars tested by Euro NCAP, the European body that awards more or less stars depending on the safety of the vehicle, there were a few models and among them the renewed Tesla Model S.
When it was launched on the market a decade ago now, the Model S stood out for its high level of safety. The new one has done it again, achieving the second-best overall rating of all the cars that Euro NCAP has tested. The American brand has reason to be happy because the safest car on the market (at least of those tested by Euro NCAP) is the Tesla Model Y.
In adult occupant protection, the Tesla Model S achieves a rating of 94%, achieving the maximum score in the side impact tests and 3.9 points out of 4 in the rear-end collision. Some points are left in the frontal impact with partial overlap, where it achieves ‘Low’ protection for the driver’s torso and ‘Adequate’ protection for the passenger’s torso and legs. In the protection of adult occupants, however, other electric vehicles such as the Mercedes EQE (95%), the smart #1 (96%), the Mercedes EQS (96%), and the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and the Model Y ( both 97%).
Child occupant protection achieves a 91% score. In this section, a few points are left for not carrying Isofix or i-Size in the passenger seat or the central rear seat. However, it should be noted that it achieves the highest possible score in child protection in both frontal and side crash tests (24 points out of 24 possible). In this section, he ties with the Mercedes EQE and the Mercedes EQS.
In the section on safety and driving assistants, the Tesla Model S gets the highest score (tied with the Model Y) of any car that has gone through Euro NCAP, with a rating of 98%. In this section, the speed assistant (cruise control and speed limit recognition), the involuntary lane change assistant, the driver fatigue detection system, and the automatic braking assistant detection of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Except in this last system, where a few tenths are left, the Tesla Model S gets the highest possible score in all other sections. One of its direct rivals, the NIO ET7, falls just behind (95% rating).
Finally, the Tesla Model S also achieves a very good score in the protection of vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists), with an 85% rating. Of all the cars tested this year, it is only behind the Toyota Corolla Cross (87%) and the Mazda CX-60 (89%). In short, and taking everything into account, Tesla once again shows that the Model S is still one of the safest cars on the market.